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Social Studies Milestone Review (End of Year)

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This file contains 93 questions that go over the majority of the standards listed below. Along with the questions is a 94 slide powerpoint that coincides with EVERY QUESTION. Each slide coincides with that question on the test. This gives a visual for the students as you are going over each question. This is a great way to differentiate, verbal and visual learners.

SIDE NOTE: This review has recently been created and takes into account the new standards that are coming up. (So you will be able to use this for years to come).


The questions are all based off of the following standards:


SS6G1 The student will locate selected features of Latin America and the Caribbean.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Amazon River, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of
Mexico, Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal, Andes Mountains, Sierra Madre Mountains, and
Atacama Desert.
b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Bolivia, Brazil,
Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela.

SS6G2 The student will discuss environmental issues in Latin America.
a. Explain the major environmental concerns of Latin America regarding the issues of air
pollution in Mexico City, Mexico, the destruction of the rain forest in Brazil, and oil-related
pollution in Venezuela.

SS6G3 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources,
and population distribution on Latin America and the Caribbean.
a. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Mexico and Venezuela affect
where people live and how they trade.
b. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Brazil and Cuba affect where
people live and how they trade.

SS6G4 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of people who live in Latin America
and the Caribbean.

b. Explain why Latin America is a region based on the languages of Portuguese and Spanish.
c. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living.

SS6G5 The student will locate selected features of Canada.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay,
Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, the Great Lakes, Canadian Shield, and Rocky Mountains.

SS6G6 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources,
and population distribution on Canada.
a. Describe how Canada’s location, climate, and natural resources have affected where people
live.
b. Describe how Canada’s location, climate, and natural resources impact trade.

SS6G7 The student will discuss environmental issues in Canada.
a. Explain the major environmental concerns of Canada regarding acid rain and pollution of the
Great Lakes, the extraction and use of natural resources on the Canadian Shield, and timber
resources.
Government/Civics Understandings

SS6CG1 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government.
a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal.
b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and
democratic.
c. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and
presidential.

SS6CG2 The student will explain the structures of national governments in Latin America and
the Caribbean.
a. Compare the federal-republican systems of the Federative Republic of Brazil (Brazil) and the
United Mexican States (Mexico) to the dictatorship of the Republic of Cuba (Cuba),
distinguishing the form of leadership and the role of the citizen in terms of voting and personal
freedoms.

SS6CG3 The student will explain the structure of the national government of Canada.
a. Describe the structure of the Canadian government as a constitutional monarchy, a
parliamentary democracy, and a federation, distinguishing the role of the citizen in terms of
voting and personal freedoms.
Economic Understandings
SS6E1 The student will analyze different economic systems.
a. Compare how traditional, command, and market, economies answer the economic questions of
1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.
b. Explain how most countries have a mixed economy located on a continuum between pure
market and pure command.
c. Compare and contrast the basic types of economic systems found in Canada, Cuba, and Brazil.

SS6E2 The student will give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Latin
America and the Caribbean and Canada.
a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.
b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos.
c. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
d. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations

SS6E3 The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their
presence or absence in Latin America.
a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and
gross domestic product (GDP).
b. Explain the relationship between investment in capital (factories, machinery, and technology)
and gross domestic product (GDP).
c. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy.
d. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.
SS6E4. The student will explain personal money management choices in terms of income,
spending, credit, saving, and investing.
Historical Understandings

SS6H1 The student will describe the impact of European contact on Latin America.


SS6H2 The student will explain the development of Latin America and the Caribbean from
European colonies to independent nations.
a. Describe the influence of African slavery on the development of the Americas.
b. Describe the influence of the Spanish and the Portuguese on the language and religions of Latin
America.
c. Explain the Latin American independence movement; include the importance of Toussaint
L’Ouverture, Simon Bolivar, and Miguel Hidalgo.

SS6H3 The student will analyze important 20th century issues in Latin America and the
Caribbean.
a. Explain the impact of the Cuban Revolution.
b. Explain the impact and political outcomes of the Zapatista guerrilla movement in Mexico.

SS6H4 The student will describe the impact of European contact on Canada.
a. Describe the influence of the French and the English on the language and religion of Canada.
b. Explain how Canada became an independent nation.

SS6H5 The student will analyze important contemporary issues in Canada.
a. Describe Quebec’s independence movement.

SS6E3 The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their
presence or absence in Latin America.
a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and
gross domestic product (GDP).
b. Explain the relationship between investment in capital (factories, machinery, and technology)
and gross domestic product (GDP).
c. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy.
d. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

SS6E4. The student will explain personal money management choices in terms of income,
spending, credit, saving, and investing.
Historical Understandings


SS6H2 The student will explain the development of Latin America and the Caribbean from
European colonies to independent nations.
a. Describe the influence of African slavery on the development of the Americas.
b. Describe the influence of the Spanish and the Portuguese on the language and religions of Latin
America.



SS6H4 The student will describe the impact of European contact on Canada.
a. Describe the influence of the French and the English on the language and religion of Canada.
b. Explain how Canada became an independent nation.
SS6H5 The student will analyze important contemporary issues in Canada.
a. Describe Quebec’s independence movement.

b. Explain how most countries have a mixed economy located on a continuum between pure and
market and pure command.
c. Compare the basic types of economic systems found in the United Kingdom, Germany, and
Russia.

SS6E6 The student will analyze the benefits of and barriers to voluntary trade in Europe.
a. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos.
b. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.
SS6E7 The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their
presence or absence in Europe.
a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and
gross domestic product (GDP).
b. Explain the relationship between investment in capital (factories, machinery, and technology)
and gross domestic product (GDP).
c. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy.
d. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.
Historical Understandings

SS6H6 The student will analyze the impact of European exploration and colonization on various
world regions.
a. Identify the causes of European exploration and colonization; include religion, natural resources,
a market for goods, and the contributions of Prince Henry the Navigator.
b. Trace the empires of Portugal, Spain, England, and France in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
c. Trace the colonization of Australia by the United Kingdom.
d. Explain the impact of European empire building in Africa and Asia on the outbreak of WWI.

SS6H7 The student will explain conflict and change in Europe to the 21st century.
a. Describe major developments following World War I: the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of
Versailles, worldwide depression, and the rise of Nazism.
b. Explain the impact of WWII in terms of the Holocaust, the origins of the Cold War, and the rise
of Superpowers.
c. Explain how the collapse of the Soviet Union led to the end of the Cold War and German
reunification.

SS6G12 The student will be able to locate selected features of Australia.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea,
Ayers Rock, and Great Victoria Desert.

SS6G13 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural
resources, and population distribution on Australia.
a. Describe how Australia’s location, climate, and natural resources have affected where people
live.
b. Describe how Australia’s location, climate, and natural resources impact trade.

SS6G14 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of people who live in Australia.
a. Explain the impact of English colonization on the language and religion of Australia.
b. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living.
Government/Civics Understandings

SS6CG6 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government.
a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal.
b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and
democratic.
c. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and
presidential.

SS6CG7 The student will explain the structure of the national government of Australia.
a. Describe the federal parliamentary democracy of Australia, distinguishing form of leadership,
type of legislature, and the role of the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms.
Economic Understandings

SS6E8 The student will analyze different economic systems.
a. Compare how traditional, command, and market, economies answer the economic questions of
1 -what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.
b. Explain how most countries have a mixed economy located on a continuum between pure and
market and pure command.
c. Describe the economic system used in Australia.

SS6E9 The student will give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in
Australia.
a. Explain how specialization makes trade possible between countries.
b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas and embargos.
c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between nations.

SS6E10 The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their
presence or absence in Australia.
a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and
gross domestic product (GDP).
b. Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and
technology) and gross domestic product (GDP).
c. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy.
d. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.
Historical Understanding

SS6H8 The student will describe the culture and development of Australia prior to contact with
Europeans.
a. Describe the origins and culture of the Aborigines.

SS6H9 The student will explain the impact European exploration and colonization had on
Australia.
a. Explain the reasons for British colonization of Australia; include the use of prisoners as
colonists.
b. Explain the impact of European colonization of Australia in terms of diseases and weapons on
the indigenous peoples of Australia



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Social Studies Milestone Review (End of Year)
Social Studies Milestone Review (End of Year)
Social Studies Milestone Review (End of Year)
Social Studies Milestone Review (End of Year)